Beer Cafe Barley in Nishinomiya, Hyogo

Beer Cafe Barley The Bottom Line For an afternoon or night out with craft beer in Nishinomiya, there aren’t many options available, but fortunately Beer Cafe Barley is not a bad option. The venue is a bit small, and the beers a bit pricey, but their large selection of beer and warm atmosphere are strong draws if you have money …

100k Craft Beer & Pizza in Kyoto, Kyoto

100k Craft Beer & Pizza The Bottom Line 100k Craft Beer & Pizza is a warm and friendly place very close to the main Kyoto station. They have a good selection of food and drink, but unlike the name suggests, are not limited to just craft beer and pizza. I’d recommend it as a nice place to bring anyone visiting …

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA by Onidensetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA 鬼伝説鬼は外IPA

Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA is an 8% double IPA from Onidensetsu Beer, based in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido. It’s part of their annual release for setsubun and can be found on draft only. The name Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA translates into “the monster is outside” though at 8%, you could argue its inside the beer. Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA Aroma and Taste Noboribetsu …

Y Market Golden Combi by Y Market Brewing 

Y Market Golden Combi ワイマーケットゴールデンコンビー

Y Market Golden Combi is a 5% American IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, Japan. It’s another entry into their draught only range and was first released in October 2017. The Golden Combi name stems its colour and also from from it being brewed with “traditional” American IPA hops of Chinook, Centennial, and Horizon. Y Market Golden Combi …

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer

Baird Fire in the Belly

Baird Fire in the Belly by Baird Beer, or to give it its full name Baird Fire in the Belly – Doug’s Red Ale, is a 6% amber ale from Baird Beer, based in Shuzenji, Shizuoka. It’s part of their seasonal draft range, though we’ve heard it has made it into bottles a couple of times. Baird Fire in the Belly is …

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Neko Nihiki is an 8% NE IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative brew they did with Culmination Brewing, an American brewery based in Portland, Oregon. It originally came out in June 2017; however, do to its popularity, Ise Kadoya have brewed again it for distribution on tap across Japan. It’s unknown …

Nide Gyaru Blonde by Brimmer Brewing 

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Nide Gyaru Blonde is a 5% blonde ale from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their contract range for Good Beer Faucets and as such, it’s one of the many in-house beers that can be found at the Shibuya branch. Not much is known about how Nide Gyaru Blonde is made but let me tell you this – …

Songbird Cuvée de Printemps by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Cuvée de Printemps is a 7% Belgian strong ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Songbird Cuvée de Printemps is brewed using a large, but unknown, amount of wheat and dried Styrian Golding hops too. Songbird Cuvée de Printemps …

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Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA

Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA is a 6.5% IPA from Sankt Gallen, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of the New England IPA craze that seems to have made some in-roads in Japan and was first on sale at the end of April 2017. Compared to the Sankt Gallen Yokohama XPA, Sankt Gallen Golden Haze IPA uses three times as many …

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA by Outsider Brewing 

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA is an 8% double IPA from Outside Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up and was first released in 2017 for part of their 5th anniversary celebrations. Like many of the Outsider Brewing range of beers, Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA is brewed with imported Australians hops with this beer using Ella hops, …